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AUDE Annual Conference 2023

Our annual conference is AUDE's flagship event and the highlight in our annual events calendar. Our conferences inspire and encourage members to consider the topical and critical issues that face our sector and the wider world. Our conferences also provide unrivalled opportunities for networking, sharing knowledge and expertise, hearing from sector leaders and joining in lively, challenging but overall convivial discussion and debate. Syd Cottle (Director of Estate Management at the University of Liverpool), AUDE Executive Director Jane White and the whole AUDE team are ready to welcome members and guests to AUDE23 – ‘Our place in the world’– from Monday 3 to Thursday 6 April 2023 at the University of Liverpool.

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Upcoming Events

Ireland Regional Meeting


Queen's University Belfast

HERMN: Risk management systems



This session will explore a variety of risk management systems and how they are used




Estates Management Report 2022

The 2022 edition of the AUDE Higher Education Estates Management Report is now available. The data on which the report is based covers the period August 2020 to July 2021 – and as a reminder, this is the height of the pandemic. It is a time of immense upheaval, and this year we read that disruption in virtually every item of data and every graph in our report. It is reasonable to think that this annual EMR report will be the best at showing that sense of before/after, and therefore be useful as a marker for years to come.

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Accelerating towards Net Zero - report publication


Martin Higgs

As one of the partner group of organisations involved in the production of the "Accelerating towards Net Zer" report published today by The Royal Anniversary Trust and the EAUC, AUDE welcomes the report and is happy to recommend it to our members. 

Save the date AUDE Summer School 2023


Corinne Merriman

Please save the date for the 2023 AUDE Summer School. Monday 12 - Thursday 15 June 2023 at the University of Northampton. 

AUDE Big Conversation Digital Event


Corinne Merriman

We wanted a wide-ranging conversation today and we have certainly had one. Thanks to everyone who has joined us.

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EDI XII - a new series of webinars for estates professionals

We are very excited and proud to be able to launch a new and FREE 12-part series of webinars for AUDE members that runs through to autumn 2023 and will help estates and facilities colleagues get up to speed on their equality, diversity and inclusion professional practice. EDI is increasingly an aspect of everyone’s role, this is for all of us to get right, and it is a collective failing when we don’t. EDI XII will help you get this right.

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AUDE Sodexo Social and Informal Learning Spaces Report

AUDE set the brief on managing social and informal learning spaces (S&ILS) in the context of what AUDE’s members need to consider.

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Latest on Sustainability Leadership Scorecard

AUDE are today re-launching their existing Sustainability Leadership Scorecard (SLS), with a new look and feel and easier access. It is a free, online and available to all AUDE and EAUC members.

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Professional Development

AUDE believes that learning and development should be at the heart of a high-performing estates and facilities management team. As part of our role we will develop your knowledge through networking, providing you with relevant resources and a variety of events.

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Business Partners

AUDE are pleased to be partnered with the following businesses:

Over 30 years of experience across over 200 Higher and Further Education Institutions.

Avison Young

Multidisciplinary engineering practice Buro Happold works across sectors and scales to deliver sustainable projects and strategies for our clients, with a portfolio including over 100 Universities.

Buro Happold

EQUANS improves lives through better living and working environments. We help to balance performance with responsibility, enabling progress in a harmonious way.


Your Trusted Partner in Education


A family-owned building and civil engineering company operating across the UK.

Sir Robert McAlpine

SSE Energy Solutions is a division of SSE that delivers ‘Business Energy’ electricity & gas supply as well as ‘Distributed Energy’ infrastructure solutions to public and private businesses across the UK and Ireland.


Founded in 1852, Willmott Dixon is one of the UK’s largest privately-owned construction companies.

Willmott Dixon


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